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Life Is Rich: Lose Weight & Get Into Shape After Divorce

On February 13th, the day before Valentine's Day, I was the guest on the Divorce the Drama with Melissa Dragon. The topic for that show was "Divorce Your Money Fear Drama!" It was a great show! I encourage you to check it out. Whether you're thinking about a divorce, going through one, or have been divorced for years, it's easy to get "stuck" in the emotional conflict of a problem relationship. My friend, Melissa Dragon, an attorney, can help you Divorce the Drama. I will teach you to believe that Life Is Rich.


According to an article I read on, divorce is the #2 of top ten stressful events listed on the original Holmes-Rahe Life Stress Inventory. Today, I was reading the published letter and inspiring story of Michelle Kimbrell, and I would like to share it with you. Upon reading it, I hope that it is the push you need to rebuild your life and create a stronger, healthier version of yourself.  If so, then I personally invite you to join me on the Project 10 Challenge. Together, lets raise 30,000 meals to feed 1000 kids by inspiring 1000 people to lose 10lbs or to add 10lbs of muscle as a first step to a better you.image-2

"In March of 2010 my whole world turned upside down: My husband, who I had been with for 10 years, told me he wanted a divorce because he had fallen in love with someone else.

I was 28, had been happily married, or so I thought, and was pushing 215 pounds. On my 5'6" brick-house frame, most people had no idea I weighed so much but with a BMI of 42 I was obese and felt it. I had tried losing weight in the previous years and had been somewhat successful. I had dropped to 199 from 236 but then gained 16 pounds back.

With my broken heart in tow. I started running. Not very far at first but far enough to make myself feel something. I wanted to make my body hurt as much as my heart did. I wanted to get mad, scream, destroy things but all I could do was run. So I ran. Every day I took my aggression out on the pavement. Running gave me time off from divorce. It cleared my mind and helped me feel centered. It was also something that was just mine and helped me feel empowered. I wasn't part of a couple any longer and no longer had the crutch of another person to rely on. I had to learn how to be Michelle again.

Using the iPhone app Couch to 5K, I ran and figured out what my body was capable of. You often read about how runners hurt themselves when they try to do too much too fast, so I was sure to give my body a break by using an elliptical or riding my bike when I was too tired. I took this very serious and have kept the frame of mind that as long as I'm moving forward I'm improving, not only physically but mentally. It's when I stop moving forward that I have a problem.

After a 10 months of training, I decided it was time to get serious and I signed up for a race. My first 5K was February 2011 and by the end of the year, I completed 13 races, including a 10K. In 2012 I continued with shorter races but also added in my first half marathon and my first Tough Mudder. I completed two half marathon distances that fall averaging 12-13 races for the year. This year, I continued with the half marathon distance, the Tough Mudder and also completed three sprint triathlons. I am currently training for my next half marathon in November. Next year, I have a goal of completing my first marathon distance.

Today, I have lost a little over 50 pounds since hearing those horrible words, "I want a divorce." The divorce broke me, but I decided if I couldn't save my marriage, I had to save myself. In place of those 50 pounds, I've gained more than I ever thought possible." 

I have had some life experiences, but isn't that an inspiring story?  Completing Army boot camp and Ranger school was tough. Serving in combat was tough. Graduating from West Point was tough. Being unemployed and searching for a job was tough. However, I believe divorce is one of the hardest life events that I have personally experienced. Having gone through that experience twice, once without children and then again with children, I understand how a person can feel hurt and disappointed because I felt the same way. Through the experience I found a way to rebuild and transform my mind, body, and finances. Regardless of your current situation, I just want you to know that you are strong enough to build a better you. I believe in you, and I would like to take that first step on your journey with you. 1174717_10201910357150589_1270924856_n

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About the contributor:

Nathaniel Scott, Jr., MBA, is a former enlisted soldier, war veteran, West Point Cadet, Army Ranger, and U. S. Army Captain. He earned the Army Skill Identifier as a Master Fitness Trainer. After serving in the military, getting his MBA from George Washington University and completing an executive financial planning program at Georgetown University, he entered the world of finance as a fully-licensed financial advisor and advanced to be CFO of a company once listed as # 155 on INC500s fastest growing companies.

Today, Nate is a global Internet entrepreneur, business strategist, coach, speaker, author, and CEO of NSI International, LLC. For more information, please visit or call 904.838.2623.


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